ERIC Number: ED180243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Francais fonctionnel et travailleurs etrangers: Experiences d'oral avec des debutants (Functional French and Foreign Workers: Experiments in Spoken Languages with Beginners). Melanges pedagogiques.
Teaching functional French is discussed with instructors of groups of foreign workers in mind. It takes as its starting point two "modules" for teaching French ("the highway code at driving school" and "starting and keeping small talk going") and uses them to exemplify some of the difficulties involved in the development and classroom use of pedagogical materials based on the pragmalinguistic concept of communicative competence. These difficulties include: the role of the structural component in a functional course; problems posed by notional analysis in a cross-cultural situation; difficulties related to pedagogical choices (such as team teaching and simulation procedures), to the type of learners (their ideas about languaqe, language learning and situational needs) and the use of authentic documents. Finally, there is a discussion of the results achieved by the learners in a real life situation. (Author)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Conversational Language Courses, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Course Objectives, French, Language Instruction, Languages for Special Purposes, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Listening Comprehension, Notional Functional Syllabi, Postsecondary Education, Second Language Learning, Speech Communication, Speech Skills, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
CRAPEL, Universite de Nancy II, B.P. 33-97, 54015 Nancy, France (80 Francs for institutions, 40 Francs for individuals)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nancy Univ., (France). Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues.